Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Now With Video Goodness!

It only took a week, but I was finally able to post videos on my previous "Christmas Spectacles" post!

So check it out here

(Each video took approximately 90 minutes to upload on my ridiculously slow internet connection.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Underwhelming Weird Weather

I'm a little jealous that a great number of my friends and family members have had weird weather patterns this week, from the U.S. to the Middle East.  As much as I hate snow (which is a lot), I enjoyed the novelty of the giant snowstorms in DC last winter.  Or rather I enjoyed the paid week and a half off...  Anyway.

Weather in Jeddah has been unique this week, but, truly, it's nothing to write home about.  Despite that, I will.

Last Thursday (virtual Saturday), the skies were grey, and the sun wasn't shining - for the first time since I arrived at post.  Then, there was a thunder clap!  And a few drops of rain!  I immediately grabbed my cats and took them on the balcony to feel rain.  Which they didn't like.  So I grabbed my camera and took a few photos.  That worked better.  See below.  The rain lasted all of three minutes and only amounted to the few drops you can see.  The thunder and lightning persisted a bit longer.  All in all, exciting, but not nearly as exciting as a Metrodome collapse, snow in Cairo, or ferocious winds in Amman.

In other news, a few pictures of the cats and the tree...  Only one broken ornament and several others knocked off.  It's early days, though...

(Note:  I only allowed tree climbing for the first minute, for photographic purposes.  Since then, it's a quick squirt with the water gun.)